Tell Gov. Brown: Halt fracking in CA NOW!
The facts are in.
Governor Jerry Brown’s appointed regulators charged with protecting the state’s drinking water have allowed the oil industry to inject wastewater -- laced with highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses -- into California’s fragile water supply.
In response, Courage Campaign and over 150 organizations have filed a legal petition with the state to demand an immediate halt on fracking. Now it's time for individuals like YOU to add your name and help stop Big Oil from contaminating our aquifers, polluting our air and using dangerous chemicals near homes and schools.
SIGN THE EMERGENCY PETITION to Gov. Brown right now and say:
“We, the undersigned, hereby petition you to use your emergency powers to protect Californians by implementing an immediate statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The oil industry is contaminating our aquifers, polluting our air, using dangerous chemicals near homes and schools, increasing earthquake risk by injecting vast quantities of wastewater into disposal wells near active faults, and speeding climate change.
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed a moratorium on fracking while a multi-year public health study was conducted to evaluate the harms and, at the completion of that study, banned fracking because the risks to public health are too great.
Yet in California, fracking continues unchecked without the completion of any statewide health or environmental review. A draft "environmental impact report" for our state has only just been released. But that study is overly narrow and fundamentally flawed. It seeks to assess the risks of fracking apart from all other phases of the oil and gas extraction process, which always occur along with fracking. Allowing these dangerous activities to continue while a flawed study is rushed to completion is unsafe and unacceptable.
Please place an immediate statewide moratorium on fracking, at a minimum, until an adequate health and environmental review is completed.”